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Old 03-25-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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RO/DI unit

I'm trying to cut back on trips to the lfs- looking in to purchasing a RO/DI unit of my own- any brand suggestions?
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Try ebay, I got mine for around $100 shipped (new) I would think they all do the same thing... but i could be wrong. This one works great 100gpd. check it out for yourself.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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ebay or airwaterice for a ro/DI unit...... I dont' care much for the units with the resin on top.. Too easy to get channeling through the resin..... JMO...
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Below are the 3 most popular sites:
Filter-Direct-store (seems to be most popular on this site)
The-Aqua-Safe-Pure-Water-Shop
ROfilterDepot

Also airwaterice.com is a good place if you don’t want to deal with ebay.
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:13 PM   #5
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inspire0522 does your ro/do make water constantly or only on your demand? where do you have your tank sititng?

im planning on getting one on ebay its number 4450040305
so could you check it out and tell me what you think

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hey marty_wolff, looks good same one that i have (- the tank). I mounted mine under my kitchen sink and only makes water when i need it. Comes with everything you need.. so no trips to the hardware store (=
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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serious question on ro/di

I've established I HAVE to have a ro/di unit to be a successful reefer. I'd like to find one for about $100 shipped.

I'd like to install it under the kitchen sink and use a small faucet on the sink for drinlking water and maybe even run the icemaker line off of it. However, I've heard that ro/di water is deadly to humans. Specifically the di part. Is this the case?
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Re: serious question on ro/di

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I've established I HAVE to have a ro/di unit to be a successful reefer. I'd like to find one for about $100 shipped.

I'd like to install it under the kitchen sink and use a small faucet on the sink for drinlking water and maybe even run the icemaker line off of it. However, I've heard that ro/di water is deadly to humans. Specifically the di part. Is this the case?
no, that is not the case. where did you hear that from? the ro/di units take out all the "bad stuff" from your water, making it better to drink and better for your aquarium. most of the bottled water in grocery stores use ro, and i think distilled is ro/di filtered, it will say on the label. at least in stores by me. i used that for top off before i got my unit. check ebay for the best deals (in the links above) on the units.
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You don’t HAVE to have an ro/di unit to be successful. Elements found in some tap water can lead to algae outbreaks and other headaches and by using an ro/di unit you remove all those elements/nutrients from the water to better mimic the ocean environment that our fish come from.

My tap is no3/po4 free but I still use ro/di because of other chemicals found in tap that the water treatment plant could miss ie: oil, pesticides, household chemicals, ect…

di isn’t deadly to humans but doesn’t “taste” very good because it’s lacking the minerals you “taste” in normal bottled or tap water. Most ro/di units have a bypass that lets you get the ro water before going onto the di part.

ro water usually does have a pleasant taste and makes coffee/tea really great tasting
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